Zambia has identified steel and copper fabrication, among many engineering products, as targets for accelerating the growth of engineering products industries in Zambia. Over the last five years, steel making and copper fabrication companies have emerged dynamically in Zambia. Basic metals and fabricated engineering products accounted for 25% of the total manufacturing GDP. This category covers the companies manufacturing of products from copper and steel, including copper wire, cable and rods, alloys and ingots, carbon brushes, switch-gears, pipes and railway sleepers. Steel products include a deformed bar, flat bar and metal tubes. Various metal fabrication shops in Zambia are listed here.
Fabrication involves the assembly of standard or specialised parts to form parts of a product to be used in the manufacture of the finished piece.
Fabrication is the process of constructing products by combining typically standardised parts using one or more individual processes. For example, steel fabrication is the production of metal structures using a range of processes such as cutting, bending and assembling. Metal fabrication will often form a complete assembly made from smaller sub-assemblies for use with readily available standard sections. This is achieved with computer-aided designs that are often programmed using computer numerical control technology which communicates directly with machinery on the factory floor. By using these technologies, the quality standards of production are increased and higher quality assemblies are produced. This ensures a more accurate and quicker steel erection time on site, which is vital in high volume production, reducing cost for the customer through better material utilisation and faster assembly times.
There are in Zambia companies that have teams of design experts, experienced in creating fully assembled prototypes for prior sign off. This, alongside access to the best in machine and tooling technology, gives customers expertly crafted end products. These Zambian fabricators are listed in this category.